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Obama’s DEA Nominee Pledges To Ignore Administration’s Medical Marijuana Policy

Obama’s DEA Nominee Pledges To Ignore Administration’s Medical Marijuana Policy

It was a little over a year ago when the United States Department of Justice announced that it would back away from pursuing cases against medical marijuana patients and providers who are acting in accordance with state and local laws. “As a general matter, pursuit of priorities should not focus federal resources...
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The Hill.com: “Obama’s Pick To Head DEA Needs To Answer Some Tough Questions

The Hill.com: “Obama’s Pick To Head DEA Needs To Answer Some Tough Questions

On Friday we informed you that the United States Senate Judiciary would begin confirmation hearings this week on Michele Leonhart, the President’s nominee to direct the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration. The hearings are scheduled to begin this Wednesday, November 17. As I write today on the website of the Washington, DC politico newspaper The...
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Senate Scheduled To Vote Next Week Obama’s Drug Warrior Nominee, Michele Leonhart

Senate Scheduled To Vote Next Week Obama’s Drug Warrior Nominee, Michele Leonhart

The National Journal reports that the United States Senate Judiciary will decide next week on the nomination of Michele Leonhart to head the Drug Enforcement Administration. NORML, along with numerous other groups, have opposed this nomination — and we continue to urge the Senate to reject Ms. Leonhart for this high ranking federal position. DEA...
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The Obama Administration Opposes Legalization — So Tell Us Something We Didn’t Already Know

The Obama Administration Opposes Legalization — So Tell Us Something We Didn’t Already Know

The mainstream media is in a frenzy over statement’s issued today by the Justice Department alleging that the office will “vigorously enforce” federal anti-marijuana laws in California, regardless of whether voters enact Proposition 19 this November. Even if Prop. 19 passes, federal drug laws will be ‘vigorously’ enforced, official says via The Los Angeles Times The nation’s...
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